Notre Dame transfer Joseph Fauria talked briefly about his decision to come to UCLA, his excitement to be out on the field again and UCLA’s deep tight end competition.
On his recruitment out of high school:
“Looking back now, it probably should’ve been my first choice,” Fauria said with a laugh. “I was really close to coming here. This is a blessing in disguise. I’m glad I’m here now.”
On being back on the field:
“I feel great; it’s good to be around football again,” Fauria said. “It’s good to know half the team; I played against most of these guys.”
On what it will take to get some playing time in the future:
“I’ve got to do me,” Fauria said. “I’ve got to play my own game, and hopefully it’s enough. This is a good, good group of tight ends. I know most of them. They all know how to play the position. All I can do right now with this year of learning is just get better. Hopefully that’s enough for next year.
“There’s going to be a good competition for years to come with this tight end position.”